There is something to be said that we kickoff holiday season with a day of giving thanks. The focus on family and friends, not presents. On full bellies and full hearts. People gathered around a table or the smells in the kitchen. We put our hardships, grievances, and worries aside for a moment and really soak into what we do have. Because no matter who you are or where you come from, or how rough the last month has been for many of us, there is always something to be grateful for. There is always something worth toasting.
We asked four boss women what they're thankful for.
Cheers to them and you and from the team at Create & Cultivate, have a warm, wonderful, and love-filled Thanksgiving.
SONJA RASULA, FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR, UNIQUE MARKETS, UNIQUE SPACE, CAMP
"I'm most thankful for the rediscovery of my intuition, such a powerful and important tool we all have yet often ignore... I've always been very in-tune with it and the energy that surrounds me, but this year was hard and I realized it's because while I was giving others the advice to 'trust your gut,' I hadn't been listening to my own intuition which impacted my work/life. "
NICOLETTE MASON, WRITER AND FREELANCE CREATIVE CONSULTANT
"I'm really, really grateful and appreciative of my queer and POC communities. It has been remarkable to see groups come together to share resources, provide support, and help one another."
EUGENIE GREY, FOUNDER FERAL CREATURE
"I'm thankful for my chosen family, who align with my political beliefs and support me in all my endeavors. Times are extra hard for some of us right now, and the sense of community is the most valuable it's ever been."
CHELSEA SONKSEN, FOUNDING EDITOR, BOSSLADIES MAGAZINE
"This year I'm especially thankful for the warm reception that women around the world have given my little magazine. When you start a new publication (or any new project for that matter), there is no way to know if people are going to resonate with it. I’m so grateful that Bossladies has touched on something that inspires and moves people at their core. There isn’t anything more you could ask of your work than that."
BETH KIRBY, FOUNDER LOCAL MILK
"I'm grateful to have a job that allows me to be creative and travel—whenever I'm stressed I remember that stress means I have work and having work means I get to do what I love for a living."
What are you grateful for? Share in the comments below!